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New! Includes IBM's patent application, "Identification and Tracking of Persons Using RFID-Tagged Items"

Showdown in San Antonio

Student refuses tracking beacon and supporters rally
See the protest photos and video here.

San Antonio News Covers the RFID School Tracking Protest

CHANNEL 4 POLL: Parents and students oppose new school tracking device. Vote in the poll here!

RFID TrackingExperts Join to Oppose RFID
Read the New Position Paper

Read the Press Announcement

Over 4,000 students targeted as guinea pigs for new tracking system

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The Spychips authors:
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Katherine Albrecht
February 14, 2007

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November 29, 2005

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METRO "Future Store"

Special 12-page report

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by Katherine Albrecht

Microchips Everywhere: a Future Vision

The Associated Press
Saturday, January 26, 2008


Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990–2006
by Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D.
Released November 19, 2007

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>> Associated Press article spotlights VeriChip controversy...

Human-Chipping Protest and Prayer Vigil | May 12, 2007
>> click here to view slide show

EAS/RFID: Urgent development affecting RFID and consumer privacy...


Promises Full Patent Review, Tracking Notice, and Chip-Free Option

>> press release...


Human Chipping Company Omits Salient Risks from IPO Disclosure

click here to read the press release


"It's About Time," says CASPIAN

press release...

Advertisers Try New Ways to Get Into Your Head | December 16, 2006
"If your HMO had a record of your nutritional health profile, they could use that info to raise your rates…" —Katherine Albrecht

click here for the complete ABC TV news interview…

December 11, 2006
Attorney Heidi Boghosian interviewed Liz McIntyre for a half-hour segment on WBAI's Law and Disorder…

click here to listen (.mp3 format)

December 15, 2006
Liz McIntyre was featured in an INN World Report segment | >> video...

Internet News | December 1, 2006 | by Erin Joyce
"RFID sort of lends itself to a surreptitious tracking model, simply because of the way the tech operates, silently and through radio waves. If people have an interest in surreptitious tracking, RFID is a natural candidate."

click here to read Katherine Albrecht's in-depth interview

No matter where patients go, chip lets hospital know
Surveillance draws praise and worry
"When you get down to it, it's Big Brother," McIntyre said, alluding to George Orwell's book 1984 about absolute government control. "I don't know how many people want to be monitored 24/7."

click here to read the article

City tests digital limits in SKorea
The Associated Press | November 22, 2006 | by Anthony Deutsch
"Songdo City's anonymous tracking infrastructure could quickly be turned to new purposes, and its people could become virtual prisoners of their own technological creations…" —Liz McIntyre

click here to read the article

Election Bid Raises Specter of RFID Implant Threat

click here to read the press release...


CASPIAN Advises Consumers to Immediately Remove Cards from Wallets

>> press release...

Security researchers find RFID-equipped cards vulnerable...

Authors Predict Public Backlash as RFID Plans Reach Consumers En Masse
>> click here to read the press release

TSA CONCEPT VIDEO SHOWS FUTURE RFID-ENABLED AIRPORT Spychips in Passports May be Just the Start, Warn Privacy Advocates

>> click here to read the press release


Orwellian RFID Tracking Video; Press Banned from Conference

On the eve of a major RFID apparel and footwear conference, privacy activists are asking questions about an Orwellian industry video presentation depicting the use of Radio Frequency Identification at an American Eagle Outfitters store...

>> press release | >> RFID demo video

WISCONSIN BANS FORCED HUMAN RFID CHIPPING Groundbreaking Law Spotlights Opposition to VeriChip

Wisconsin's new law was introduced as Assembly Bill 290 by Representative Marlin D. Schneider (D) and was passed unanimously by both houses of the Wisconsin State Legislature. The law makes it illegal to require an individual to have a microchip implant and subjects a violator to a fine of up to $10,000 per day...

>> click here to read the press release

CASPIAN also supports anti-chipping legislation like the law passed in Wisconsin...

>> Contact your elected representatives to request their sponsorship.
>> Forward Assembly Bill 290 [PDF] to legislators in your state.

>> Similar legislation has now been introduced in Ohio, Colorado, North Dakota, and Oklahoma (with both House and Senate bills)

Chips Espias! A Spanish-language version of the award-winning book "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID" is now available in Latin American countries including Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Chile... >> click here to read the press release | >>

Company Pushes RFID Implants for Immigrants, Guest Workers

Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation, has alarmed civil libertarians by promoting the company's subcutaneous human tracking device as a way to identify immigrants and guest workers...

>> read the press release | >> VeriChip photos...
>> transcript of the Fox interview with Scott Silverman
French-translated version of the press release...

Worldwide reaction to Levi's RFID spychipping initiative...
Privacy advocates across the globe are sounding-off on spychipping of clothing. Our recent Levi's story is generating responses in places such as Australia, India, and Europe...
>> From Germany, 294 comments so far!
>> Here's the English translation
>> what our readers are saying: page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

RFID and the Telescreen | May 14, 2006
Ubisense combines the remote tracking power of Radio Frequency Identification with a modern-day version of the telescreen from George Orwell's novel 1984, says Liz McIntyre, commenting at FreeMarketNews.
>> click here to listen (starts at 4:04 minutes)
>> click here to learn more about Ubisense

Technically Speaking
An Interview With Katherine Albrecht, Author & RFID Watchdog
Computer Power User | May 8, 2006 | by Barry Brenesal
CPU: What is your main concern about RFID technology?
Albrecht: Its an incredibly powerful technology that easily lends itself to abuse. RFID readers can be placed invisibly in the environment. RFID tags can be placed on clothes and in peoples belongings. And maybe the most worrisome part is that the companies that are aiming to put the readers in the environment and the tags into peoples belongings have spelled out some pretty frightening plans for how they hope to abuse the technology literally to use it to spy on people..." >> click here to read more...

Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID has been named winner of the Lysander Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty by Laissez Faire Books. Authors Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre will share in the prize for the "top book on liberty for the year."
>> click here to read more!


Katherine Albrecht, co-author of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID" is offering personally-autographed copies of this award-winning bestseller! Available individually or as case (24). >> read what critics are saying about "Spychips..."

Also available from Katherine: "On the Brink of the Mark" and "RFID: Tracking Everything, Everywhere" in DVD or VHS format.
>> click here for the book/video order form!

Our friends at FoeBuD in Germany have translated Spychips Chapter One into German here:

New Hampshire is the second state to protest Wal-Mart's use of RFID.

26 granite state residents say "no" to item-level tagging.
Bedford, New Hampshire November 5, 2005, Wal-Mart
"In New Hampshire we live free. We don't want RFID!"

Texas Residents say "no" to Wal-Mart's dangerous RFID agenda.
More than 70 anti-RFID protesters turned out to say "NO!" to spychips
Dallas, Texas October 15, 2005, Wal-Mart Super Center
Click here for TV coverage. Our press release explains

Photos of Item-Level RFID Tagging
Wal-Mart Super Center, Dallas, Texas October 15, 2005
Can you find the spychips on the Wal-Mart shelf? We bet you can't!

What is RFID?
How "spychips" pose a threat to your privacy

photographs of RFID tags: page 1 | page 2

What should be done?
CASPIAN's Proposed Legislation would require labeling on products containing RFID
CASPIAN's Joint Position Statement requests limits on business and government use of RFID

Stop RFIDs in California IDs Tell Your Lawmakers to Vote "YES" to SB 768
California residents, click here to find out more.

CASPIAN Launches Worldwide Tesco Boycott!
Consumers react as retailer flaunts expanding use of RFID

Business Week Article:
"Industry is finally getting the message: RFID is fine for pallets of goods in a warehouse, but not for people."

CIO Magazine Article:
Customers to Retailers: "Take us Seriously"
Privacy Advocates Turn up the Pressure


DHS Wants Beefed up RFID To Silently ID People 25 Feet Away

The VeriChip Can be Cloned, May Not Work When Needed

Ex-HHS Head Puts Off Being Chipped Despite July Promise

Ex-Bush cabinet member praises & recommends VeriChip

CASPIAN uncovers Government RFID Promotion Scheme

Mexican Chipping Overstated (CASPIAN reveals 18 officials chipped, not 160)

FDA letter outlines serious health risks from VeriChip human implants

Censored! CASPIAN told to remove incriminating RFID tagging photos

Photos of chipped CVS products, Kleenex, Huggies baby wipes

Calvin Klein and other clothing labels with hidden RFID tags

Mexican Attorney General and staff take RFID implants

Wal-Mart is RFID tagging in Texas! Call 1-800-Wal-Mart to complain!

Industry Attempt to Smear RFID Activist Katherine Albrecht
Grocery Manufacturers of America and Gillette CEO asked to explain

CASPIAN finds embarrassing confidential RFID documents
Talk of "pacifying" consumers, hoping for "apathy," and bringing lawmakers into the "inner circle." CASPIAN asks "How can we trust these people with our personal data?"

Metro "Future Store" hides RFID in shopper cards
Protest and backlash force a recall

Wal-Mart, P&G Caught in Secret RFID Test
Consumers used as guinea pigs for controversial technology

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